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>> pledge one and to the republic for which it stands one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> mr. president, i would like to call roll for the police commission. >> please do. >> president mazzucco. >> present. >> vice president mar. >> here. >> commissioner dejesus in route. >> commissioner chan. >> present. >> commissioner kingsley. >> present. >> commissioner turman. >> here. >> commissioner loftus. >> here. >> we're have a quorum and also with us is the director much occ joyce hicks and i believe the chief of police is in route. we have a quorum. >> thank you. i am julie and the commission of status of woman. i would like to
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introduce andrea and we r we expect rebecca soon and next to that is alisa and kay. we have a quorum. >> well thank you very much commissioner and thank you very much inspector monroe. ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the wednesday december 5, 2012 meeting and it's a joint meeting with the status of women. this is a mo mentus meeting and this is the third time we did a joint meeting and this one is a very important meeting tonight and a lot of work has gone into it and i would like to thank the commissioner on the status of women and thank commissioner loftus. she has been proactive. we had several meetings. before
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we go on we have different types of meetings in the community we introduce the commissioners and who they are during the day jobs and if that is possible i would like to start with dr. marshall. >> dr. joe marshall. i have been on the police commission for eight years, three terms. i am the cofounding executive director of make a boys club. i just want to mention it isn't on the agenda there is a gun buy back program which is happening on december 15. there is a -- there will be a gun buy back in oakland and my organization and youth uprising are doing a program that day jointly of the gun buy back in san francisco will be held at the omega boys club on tennessee street. this
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is a billboard which will go up very shortly. we're going to do what we can to get some disbuns off the street. >> thank you. commissioner chan. >> good evening i am angela chan and at the manager attorney at the program and work on access and immigrant issues and worked on domestic violence issues and i am excited to be here tonight for this historic joint meeting. >> and i am sharing a seat with my colleague here. hello i am susie loftus and the chief operating center of wellness and a center in bay view designed to change outcomes to kids and looking at trauma violence. i was a produce cuter here in san francisco and i served as at the attorney general's office. we
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are raising three girls in the city. native san franciscan and i am happy we are brought together to shine a light on what we have done and what we need to do. >> good evening. i am julie turman and i have been on the police commission for a we're and a half and i'm a labor and employment attorney. i am excited to be here this evening to talk about the issues of domestic violence. i am grateful for the commissioner of status of women for holding the joint meeting with us and it's a pleasure to be with you and sit across my my friend. >> good evening. i am carol kingsley. i have been on the police commission for a little over two years. my day job is
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as an mediator of business disputes. kingsley mediation services. i always for the last 20 years have been serving on the board of the law center to prevent gun violence, a nonprofit organization aimed at sensible gun legislation to reduce gun violence and applaud the upcoming december 15 gun buy back by omega boys club so kudos to them. thank you very much commission on status of women for meeting with us tonight. this is a very exciting event and i look forward to it. thank you very much. >> thank you and i am commissioner tom mazzucco. i am on my second term of the police commission and a native san franciscan. i am a partner in a law firm but prior to doing that i spent 20 years as a prosecutor, 10 as a district attorney here in the city and county of san francisco where i handled domestic violence cases and nienl years as an assistant
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united states attorney here in the northern district of california where ironically handled domestic violence case in the presidio which isn't the typical jurisdiction matter but more importantly i'm a husband and a father of a daughter and this is important and in light of the current events that have taken place it's important that the two commissions get together to affirm our commitment to combating domestic violence and protecting witnesses and candidly this couldn't be a better time. today i received the san francisco attorney, the magazine from the bar association, and the cover of the magazine is "domestic violence, not a cookie cutter approach" and they interviewed two attorneys and i know both
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but no prosecution interviewed, no police department involved in the interview, and it's essentially taking us back 10 steps. all of the hard work put in by the da's office and this article i was bothered by it and i think there should be response to the article and i think tonight is the first response and i think we are disturbed and it's like the knob hill gazette for lawyers but this was a bad article. >> thank you commissioner mazzucco. i would like to introduce nancy rodriquez and if you could say a little bit about yourself. >> i spend most of my days doing government relations consulting and served as government affairs for gavin noose som when he was mayor. i served on the commission for a year and a half. it's an incredible honor
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because i have spent time working on womens' issues in the womens' community and i also spend time working closely with the jewish community relations council which i am a member so it's an honor to be tonight to focus on this issues. >> thank you. commissioner shorter. >> good evening everyone. again thank you to the police commissioners for joining us this evening and i am very excited as well in terms of what we can do together on the issues, particularly about domestic violence. again i am andrea shorter and on the commission for status of women for 12 years now, so during the day time i try to do as little as possible, but for reasons the demands don't allow for that. i work as a political strategists and leadership development consultant and that is built on years of working in criminal
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and juvenile justice reform as well as in the womens' community as well as the lgbt community which i spend a great deal of time serving and it's a pleasure to be here and thank you commissioner mazzucco for mentioning that article. i saw it as well and yes it needs to be addressed. >> thank you. >> commissioner rebecca pratta. >> hi everyone. it's a true honor to be seated here this evening along side all my esteemed commissioners and the police commission as well. in my day job i would be remiss that first i'm a new mom of a darling little girl and she's about 20 months now, and i take with me each and everyday her perspective on the world and it really makes the work of our commission very important to me and very real to me as i watch
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her grow up. but what i get paid to do is working at levy straws and amco on the other side of the city and on the corporate affairs team there and manage the corporate sponsorship and employee engagement and i spend a great deal of time at the office thinking of womens' issues and as they resonate among our employees and men as well so it's an honor to be here thank you. >> commissioner gomez. >> hello i am concur with my colleagues it's a tremendous honor to be jointing here tonight with the police commission. i have been on the commission for about a year and a half. i was sworn in at the same time with my colleague nancy rodriquez. my day job i'm an attorney in private
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practice. i do estate planning and business transactions. in my service i have been on the san francisco la raza lawyers association board for several years. i just left that and while i was on that board of directors i was the liaison with the minority coalition and 30 groups that meet how to coordinate and i will be joining shortly the san francisco bar association board of directors, and so i'm very much looking forward to that thanks. >> commissioner golden kay. >> good evening. i have the honorb of being a public servant for 30 years and now retired and my past job was clerk of the board of supervisors and it's an honor to be in the room with
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the commission and look forward to discussing tonight's issue but hopefully we can discuss in the future more pleasurable issues for women and girls. >> thank you. i am julie soo and fourth generation san franciscan and usually st. joseph's hospital and lowell high school. i am a mathematician turned attorney and i have been employed at the state department of insurance for the last 12 years as an enforcement attorney. i also serve on the board of directors of st. francis memorial hospital and the democratic platform committee as the co-chair and i am extremely pleased to be here to work with my esteemed colleagues as well as the police commission. we have a tremendous amount of work to do and we have come so far and we couldn't do it without the
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community and great leaders are involved with the community so in that note i would like to delve into the meeting. >> thank you. please call line item two. >> line item two consent agenda and support the reauthorization of violence against women act and the project on domestic violence policy reform. >> right now i would like to call up justice encourage project oversight panel, the past and present people who have made it what it is today. and if i could have commissioner shorter actually announce the names. >> thank you commissioner. again it's an honor to not only serve on the commission of status of women but especially to chair the justice and courage
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oversight panel which oversees the domestic policy -- domestic violence policy issues and programs for the city and county of san francisco, so i'm delighted to introduce three of our panel members, beverlyupton who is the chair of the domestic violence consortium, and kathy black who is the executive director of her group and jamal perkins who is just a terrific advocate at large on the issues of domestic violence and i believe that marylee is here and a former member of our panel as well as folks such as fionama and former commissioner dora king who was my predecessors of
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the oversight panel so thank you for being here this evening. >> if i may executive director of the department of status of women emily marassa and chairs the panel. it has been 10 years since the start of the panel. it started because of the record of homicides in san francisco. it was running about 10 domestic violence homicides a year and including in the year 2000 the domestic violence violence of claire joyce tampango by her ex-boyfriend in front of her two children and in the subsequent investigation our commission made happen it was clear that she had taken out police reports, got emergency protective orders, did everything she was supposed to do, but it the failure of city averages to respond
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appropriately so the members. oversight panel for the last 10 years really taken to task the coordination and the policy reforms that departments committed to, and i am very pleased to report that with the help of many, many people in this room to date we have gone from 10 domestic homicides to this year so far 0,0 domestic homicides in san francisco this calendar year so i know commissioners have received a package of chocolates. in it it is an eraser and together we are erasing domestic violence homicides. thank you very much. >> thank you. >> commissioner chan. >> slash loftus. >> okay. >> entertainable for these
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purposes. i just wanted to say to jim perkins and beverly and kathy i feel i will be doing this a lot tonight but as someone that worked in the system as a domestic violence prosecutor and i am sure president mazzucco feels the same way i lived the changes that you all made happen. you improved our system. you created 400 recommendations that kept women and families safe in this city, and as a participant in the system i saw the changes from the dedicated courtroom to the dedicated trained judges to the trainings at the police academy to the training for the prosecutors. none of that happens by accident. it happens by method logically and makings system change is not easy and 10 years later and i can remember
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-- gene rolins is here is talking about the audit. this has been lived and breathed and participated in by this city and by the city family, and without leadership and accountability -- you know, commissioner shorter we wouldn't have the gains that we had so i can't under score my gratitude for you and your leadership and sticking with it and it's hopeful to me when we want to make change we can't d it right away but 10 years down the road it looks different. >> dr. marshall. >> if i may through the chair before we begin to call line item number three. i know we understand the importance of the work here, but certainly the recent incident in can -- kansas city is glaring,
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the foot ball player is a tragedy. i talked on the radio about it and talked about it at the club with the young men and women. that is certainly on my mind and not that we need more focus but certainly that's why we're here. >> thank you. i just want to reiterate the women that came forward there has been substantial changes in the way domestic violence cases are prosecuted and vghtded. you will hear more about that but when i started out there was domestic violence department and it was in the general works department and now there are victim advocates. we have come a long way and one of the things the article says you need to bring families together for financial reasons and other reasons and those are the reasons that hold people in
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battered relationships and when the police come the first time it's not the first time it happened and people need to be educated about that and the women were behind that when i was in the office. next item. >> next item is san francisco response to domestic violence violence and comprehensive report on domestic violence and we have the chairs here and i want to say how impressive this whole organization is because we have very much a coordinated response to domestic violence and law enforcement, the social workers, caseworkers, -- >> president soo if i might you need to take a vote on the consent calendar. >> i'm sorry. can we have a motion to approve the consent agenda? >> so moved. >> second. >> all in favor? >> aye. >> i apologize. thank you. so with the family violence council
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in the last year we've seen a child abuse intervention and prevention program and we were mandated and not every county has it and beverly pointed that out and alisa worked for the last six months and a year in the making to have a phone app in response to elder abuse and you push a button and brings up the resources and with they will turn it over to the ladies. >> [inaudible] for both of these commissions -- thank you,
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coming together this evening to share the work that we have been doing together for quite some time, and the progress that san francisco has made over the last 12 years for sure, and certainly even before that, so we're honored to be here. i am beverly upton and proud to be the executive director of the consortium and made up of 17 service providers based in san francisco and my job is to amplify those voices and those who they serve at tables like this at city hall and the state capitol and it's an honor and i am proud to be here. >> good evening i am kathy baxter and work for the child a abuse council and housed over on wallace street. i start the 36 years ago. i like to tell
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people i started as a toddler but not many people believe that. we started to raise awareness around child abuse and a grant from dr. moases and chief of pediatrics and the rosen during foundation and at that time in 1976 no one talked about it. we didn't have a system. we tried to get our public agencies together to work together so over these last 36 years we really created an amazing system but what i learned about five years ago we had a whole another network and we didn't talk to each other. we had domestic violence and elder abuse and child abuse and we knew each other but we weren't sharing information as much. we weren't talk about family violence so i am thrilled to be here tonight to be part of this family violence council that looks at these three
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issues and we begin to talk about family violence in san francisco and i am pleased to able to talk about the report. >> my name is theresa gwen and work at the institute of aging and this program has been around since 1981. we started the first multi-disciplinary team in the country on the issue of elder abuse and we have continued this legacy by having one of the first elder abuse centers in the country so we're one of four. one is being started in new york and one is being started in hawaii modeled on our center as well. i am pleased to be here today. thank you for the opportunity to speak to you all of you and i am privileged to be on the council as well and remind people elders are part of families too. i think elder abuse gets lost in the conversation and that's the voice i am trying to hold here
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today. >> and one of the -- i think many opportunities that the family violence council offers the city, both city government and providers and want public is to be a place where all of the data can be gather the and shared at once and it's fairly unprecedented just like you said commissioner about being a historic meeting this evening. we think having all of the data together on these three groups to really paint a picture for san francisco and its leadership about how important and how pervasive family violence is in san francisco and also how much progress we made, so we just finished our 2011 comprehensive report so we would like to share some of that with you this evening. >> i think i'm going first on child abuse. you're going to see some statistics in front of you that really tell you the story. over 6,000 reports come
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into the abuse hot line, every 18,000 calls into the talk line and living with kids, 411 kids and line that runs 24/7 and in operation for the last 36 years. for any parent or caregiver in distress if they're isolated can reach out for help. excuse me for my voice and i am sick and i get it when i walk into the building. thank you so much. i'm going to talk briefly about three of the recommendations that we made two years ago in the report and we made the recommendations around child abuse and we learned a lot about domestic violence and we wanted child abuse to have the same and when we asked for data the first
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year of the report everything that came to us was labeled "domestic violence" which was helpful but it didn't tell us what are the child abuse calls coming in because we train the 911 operators every year so we thought how many of the calls are child abuse request, the same thing with elder abuse and one of the things we're proud of is the police department and with the department of emergency management when they saw that recommendation they said "we can do that" and i think within two months they did it, so we're thrilled and in february of 2011 -- there are three child abuse codes that went into play and we had 23 that we have documented as child abuse request. that is small but we're just starting. the majority of calls come into the hot line but we want to track the 911 calls when they're for a child abuse case and that
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is one of the initiatives that we want to rely to you tonight and we are proud of the work done and especially the police department that stepped up and took the load in this. the next one is in the adult probation department the domestic violence unit has been able to track for people prosecuted for domestic violence but the child abuse cases went to the general population of probation. there was no unit to track those convicted of child abuse, so we made a recommendation that the adult probation department create a unit and a supervisor who would look at the people who have been charged with child abuse, felony child abuse and monitor those probationers so we're pleased to tell you this year we have a unit in place. we have ramona massy in the department who is over that department and wendy still from the adult probation department has been a strong advocate of
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these programs so we are thrilled to have that in place, and one of the things i honestly i would never see and be able to tell you in the penal code there is a section for the batter's intervention program and people charged with domestic violence. the same almost penal code called for child abuse 52 week program and never existed and only one county in california doing it and that was san diego. we came before the public safety committee with the board of supervisors and said we want a 52 week child abuse intervention proom and the board of supervisors said "could we get in trouble for not having this?" . it's in the penal code. we believe we should have it and they said we should also and they asked the mayor's department